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Political Science Major Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

May 9, 2019


Political Science Major Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

A political science major seeking a career in public service is Cal Poly’s 2019 representative to the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program, which gives students the opportunity to work and study in Washington, D.C. Christine Lam will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in the nation’s capital working full time in the office of a congressional representative. Her studies include classes in American politics (with an emphasis in public policy) as well as science and risk communication. The 19-year-old junior from San Francisco is among 25 students from around the Golden State selected for the program this year. Participants were nominated by their respective campus presidents. Lam is a first-generation college student. She plans to graduate in two years and earn a master’s in public policy by 2022. “My goal is to become a legislative aide or policy analyst where I can create policies that help underrepresented groups,” she said. “I hope to create policies that increase equity and access to resources.” Lam is the 19th Cal Poly student to participate in the Panetta Institute program since 2001. Read the full news release.

From the Cal Poly Report - May 8, 2019

State Senate passed SB467 on a 37-0 vote

Apr 29, 2019


The State Senate passed SB-467 on Thursday, April 25. 

POLS 440 Students Present SB-467 to the CA State Legislature

Apr 3, 2019


POLS 440 students presented their Senate Bill (SB-467) to the California Legislature on April 3. Be sure to watch the video footage of SB-467 and read SB-467.

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Cal Poly Model UN in New York

Apr 3, 2019


Cal Poly Model UN recently attended a Model UN Conference in New York. They presented the country of Guatemala and met with UN delegates.

The conference organizers invited one student from each university to give a 30 second speech on one of the Sustainable Development Goals. Professor Arceneaux used a lottery to select their representative, Owen Lemm, as shown in the video below.

 

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POLS Faculty Discuss Midterm Elections on KCBX Radio

Jan 11, 2019


Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Political Science and Public Policy Professors, Chris Den Hartog, Ph.D., and Michael Latner, Ph.D., as they discuss the consequences of the Midterm elections, a New Congress and President Trump’s next two years and its importance to the Central Coast. Be sure to listen here.

MPP graduate named one of the Tribune's Top 20 under 40 award winners

Dec 21, 2018


Twenty young San Luis Obispo County residents have been selected from a field of nearly 100 nominees as winners of The Tribune’s 14th annual Top 20 Under 40 Award. Among the winners is Danielle Borelli, a graduate of Cal Poly's MPP program. Danielle is the Business Services Coordinator at the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) facility at Camp San Luis Obispo. The CCI provides training courses in cyber security for law enforcement, first-responders, military officers and decision makers.

 

Three MPP Students Accepted to Present at 2019 WPSA

Nov 2, 2018


Elizabeth Esparza, Elissa Feld and Eamon Nalband had their research projects on technology-based solutions to food redistribution, implementation and policy learning, and energy use and community values accepted to present at the 2019 Western Political Science Association’s Annual Conference in San Diego, CA, in April.

KSBY interview about new voter registrations

Oct 25, 2018


Brett Raffish and Jasmin Fashami, both Political Science majors, were interviewed by KSBY regarding new student voter registrations and how it is important for students to have a "strong voice in their local community." To watch the interview and read the article, please visit KSBY.

CA Bill Project Class Featured in Inside Higher Ed

CA Bill Project Class Featured in Inside Higher Ed

Oct 12, 2018


Professor Chris Den Hartog's Bill Project class was featured in Inside Higher Ed! Check out the article here. You can also check out The Tribune article here.

To read an article written by students in the Bill Project class, please check out the article in our 2018 Alumni Connections newsletter.

Matt Moore Takes the #1 Podcast Position

Sep 21, 2018


Matt Moore receives the #1 favorite podcast from Research on Religion for his talk on Buddhism, Meditating Machines, and the Robopocalypse! The host of the podcast, Anthony Gill, stated that "after hanging up the phone, I remember sitting back in my chair and going “Whoa!”

Also, be sure to check out Matt's podcast Was the Buddha a Libertarian?.

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